DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will allow you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important in case you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from counterfeit ones.