DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is validated by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important in case you rely on e-communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from spoofed ones.