DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will increase your email safety, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux website hosting that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, because the obligatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send periodic email messages to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular email message.