DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the test may be erased or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and provided that this requirement is satisfied, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your electronic correspondence.