DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, an email that fails the check may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud packages that we offer without having to do anything in particular, because the needed records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send regular email messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a given domain, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from forged ones.