DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the test may be removed or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out messages faking your addresses. The latter is really important in case the essence of your web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from false ones.