DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the examination may be deleted or may end up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created when a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unsolicited parties using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.