DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity 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 adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from forged ones.