DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public encryption 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 issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of the cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain name that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and provided that this condition is matched, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this option, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your electronic communication.