DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will increase your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared web hosting packages that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the required records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send out regular messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given email message.