DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited 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 attached or erased. This authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains 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 DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send credible messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email message is legitimate or not. This record is created as soon as a brand-new domain is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to contact your business collaborators.