DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, 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 generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will strengthen your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the examination may be erased or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get one of the Linux cloud web hosting service that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t have 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 resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud 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 email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your email addresses.

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 as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and in case this condition is answered, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-communication.