DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will boost your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the test may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will reach any destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send messages forging your email addresses. The latter is rather important if the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you opt for one of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages keeps rising every year and very frequently counterfeit addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to worry about that.