DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic 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 make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will enhance your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the examination may be removed or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared website hosting service that we offer without having to do anything specific, since the required records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send regular emails to customers or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have composed a particular email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential if you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from bogus ones.