DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic 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 email message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase any of the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared account, so you will not 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-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise every year and very often false addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.