DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public cryptographic 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 generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy 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 mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be removed or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
When you purchase one of the cloud service that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantaneously 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 out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, 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 message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of junk messages keeps growing each year and quite frequently phony addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to bother about that.