DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
When you purchase one of the cloud web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be issued instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and in case this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this option, as it will guarantee a higher security level for your e-correspondence.