DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed 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 erased. This validation system will boost your email security, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may appear in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase any of the Linux shared website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS 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 issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and in case this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a much higher security level for your online correspondence.