DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public cryptographic 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 received, that signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver 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 message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will boost your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send emails faking your email addresses. The latter is really important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a certain email is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to touch base with your business collaborators.