DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is verified by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails the test may be removed or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important if you use e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from fake ones.