DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the test may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud website hosting service that we’re offering without the need to do anything in particular, because the needed records for using this validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out periodic messages to clients or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated service come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite important in case you rely on e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from counterfeit ones.