DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

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

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important if you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from fake ones.