DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
When you purchase any of the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain 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 related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to spoof your e-mail addresses.