DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is validated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you obtain one of the shared plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website 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 custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since 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 email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk email messages keeps growing every year and rather frequently forged email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.