DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur 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 emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting plans that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, because the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a particular email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to configure 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 by our company and in case this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a higher level of protection for your online communication.