DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way 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 deleted. This validation system will heighten your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policies, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, because the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept 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 emails to clients or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular email message.