DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime 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 added or deleted. This email validation system will boost your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you obtain one of the Linux shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable 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 associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created straight away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your e-correspondence.