DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using an e-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 message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will increase your email security, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will reach any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is really important in case the essence of your web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public key that confirms if a specific email is authentic or not. This record is created the moment a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.