DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you get one of the Linux shared web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated services offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will have our platform’s electronic signature. The number of spam messages keeps growing every year and very frequently phony addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to worry about that.