DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is validated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message 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 attached or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy one of the Linux cloud web hosting services that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private 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 email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting services come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from forged ones.