DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated 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. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited 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 added or removed. This email validation system will strengthen your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you pick this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from forged ones.