DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way 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 deleted. This authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to increase every year and rather frequently bogus email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not have to worry about that.