DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled 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. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed 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 attached or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you order any of the hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose one of the semi-dedicated plans offered by us, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of junk emails keeps growing every year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to worry about that.