DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database 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 message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every web hosting that we are offering without doing anything specific, since the compulsory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send out regular emails to customers or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their target email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather important in case you rely on email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from forged ones.

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