DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails the check may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a certain email is genuine or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business associates.