DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic 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 generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, a message that fails the test may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux hosting that we’re offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the necessary records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send out regular messages to clients or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you register through your brand-new account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of junk emails continues to grow each year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to worry about that.