DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the message 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 ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud web hosting that we offer without needing to do anything specific, because the obligatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send regular emails to clients or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you have sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a certain domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential in case you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from counterfeit ones.