DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will boost your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you buy any of the Linux cloud hosting service that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and in case this precondition is matched, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this functionality, since it will ensure a higher protection level for your online correspondence.