DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered 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 attached or erased. This authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your email addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk email messages keeps rising every year and quite frequently bogus addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to bother about that.