DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept 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, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails the check may be erased or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared website hosting plans that we offer without having to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our NS records, a private key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular emails to clients or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very essential in case you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from bogus ones.