DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you obtain one of the Linux shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud 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 Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps rising each year and very frequently bogus email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.