DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will heighten your email security, since you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the check may be deleted or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be sent to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages continues to grow every year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not have to bother about that.