DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will increase your email security, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux shared web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate 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 records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are genuine, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your email correspondence.