DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a web hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be sent to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your Internet presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering, 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 intervention, as our advanced cloud hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to increase every year and rather frequently bogus addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not have to bother about that.