DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear 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 received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the test may be erased or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer without doing anything in particular, because the mandatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send out periodic email messages to customers or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain email message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your new account without any manual setup, as our avant-garde cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages continues to grow each year and rather often counterfeit addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to bother about that.