DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email 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 delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud hosting that we are offering without needing to do anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send out regular emails to customers or business partners, they will always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you have sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential if you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from phony ones.