DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of the shared website hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate 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 emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses created with 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 authentic, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you select one of the semi-dedicated packages that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new message, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps increasing every year and quite frequently bogus addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.