DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will increase your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send credible email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very important if you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from false ones.