DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed 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 attached or removed. This authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you buy any of the Linux hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are genuine, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps rising each year and quite frequently fake email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to bother about that.