DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, 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 checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 email validation system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you obtain one of the Linux shared packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose any of the semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you’ll be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption 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 message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages continues to grow every year and rather frequently phony addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to worry about that.