DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is checked by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish 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 message has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will enhance your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a web hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will reach any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important if the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose one of the semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud platform will set up all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to grow every year and quite often bogus addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to bother about that.