DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will increase your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the test may be removed or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk emails continues to grow every year and rather often forged addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to worry about that.