DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur 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 received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will boost your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you opt for one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk messages keeps rising every year and quite frequently false addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.