DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been edited on its way 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 attached or deleted. This email validation system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared web hosting packages that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send out regular messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve written a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential in case you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from forged ones.