DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way 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 deleted. This validation system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may appear in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud website hosting that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, since the needed records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send periodic messages to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve written a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from phony ones.