DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will boost your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very essential if you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from bogus ones.