DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur 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 attached or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every website hosting plans that we offer without the need to do anything in particular, because the needed records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send periodic email messages to clients or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select one of the semi-dedicated plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps rising every year and very frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.