DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will increase your email security, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your online presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a given message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up the moment a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use email messages to reach your business associates.