DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email message using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux hosting that we offer without the need to do anything in particular, since the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our NS records, a private key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you have written a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk email messages continues to rise each year and rather frequently phony addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.