DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is checked by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails the test may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are authentic, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and if this prerequisite is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your e-communication.