DomainKeys Identified Mail
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - find out more about it, what it does, what it does and how to activate it for your mailboxes.
DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way 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 email authentication system will increase your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be removed or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase one of the shared web hosting
that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email 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 audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server
account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a specific email message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a domain name is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use email messages to contact your business collaborators.