DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will strengthen your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated hosting service come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important if you use electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from false ones.