DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database 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, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will boost your email safety, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send out messages faking your addresses. The latter is really important if the essence of your web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. 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 cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email message is genuine or not. This record is created as soon as a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to contact your business associates.