DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain 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, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed 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 added or erased. This validation system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of the Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated right away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise each year and rather often spoofed addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to bother about that.