DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system 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 message is delivered, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will boost your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you obtain any of the Linux shared hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shard hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses set up 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 be sure that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose one of the semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you register through your brand-new account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps increasing every year and quite frequently forged email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t have to bother about that.