DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you order any of the Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and in case this requirement is matched, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher security level for your e-correspondence.