DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified 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 removed. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud web hosting that we offer without needing to do anything specific, because the obligatory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send periodic email messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular email message.