DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, 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 is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch 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 received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will enhance your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you order any of the shared hosting services that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate 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 email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to grow every year and quite frequently bogus email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to worry about that.