DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM 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 purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and if this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this service, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your online correspondence.