DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new 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 server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way 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 attached or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you purchase one of the cloud service that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be created right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is met, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your e-correspondence.