DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime 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 erased. This validation system will boost your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
When you order one of the shared hosting services that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web 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 plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and in case this prerequisite is answered, a private key will be generated 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 DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your electronic communication.