DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database 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 delivered, that signature is checked by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared website hosting plans that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, because the needed records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send periodic messages to clients or business allies, they will always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and if this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your online correspondence.