DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will enhance your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send trustworthy emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should 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 created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to communicate with your business associates.