DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic 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 message is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you obtain one of the website hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you opt for one of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you register through your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as 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 email servers, so every time you send a new email, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to rise each year and rather often phony email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to bother about that.