DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is validated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email that fails the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud web hosting that we offer without the need to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather important when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from bogus ones.