DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. 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 ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will enhance your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you order one of the cloud website hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and as long as this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will ensure a higher protection level for your e-communication.