DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This authentication system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase any of the shared website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated straight away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select one of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud platform will create all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk email messages continues to increase each year and very often fake addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t need to worry about that.