DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages 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 examination may be deleted or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send credible emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from spoofed ones.