DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will strengthen your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared web hosting plans that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, since the necessary records for using this validation system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send periodic email messages to customers or business associates, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve written a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a given email is legitimate or not. This record is set up the moment a brand-new domain name is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized people forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential when you use emails to contact your business collaborators.