DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited 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 added or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you obtain one of the cloud website hosting services that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and as long as this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up 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 partners or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your electronic communication.