DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM 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 email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order one of the cloud web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built 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 hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued straight away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are legitimate, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you choose any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you add to your new account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk emails keeps growing every year and rather often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to worry about that.