DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the examination may be deleted or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order one of the Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you register through your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since 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 every time you send out a new email message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps increasing each year and very often phony addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to worry about that.