DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating 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 Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will increase your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages 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 policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may end up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you obtain any of the Linux shared website hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private 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 addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your addresses.