DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be removed or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be sent to any destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send messages forging your email addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud web hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages continues to rise every year and quite often counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to bother about that.