DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is checked 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 appear if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the test may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud website hosting that we’re offering without needing to do anything specific, as the obligatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business allies, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a specific email message is legitimate or not. This record is created the moment a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.