DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database 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 message is received, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified 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 confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you buy any of the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are genuine, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a specific email message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up when a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.