DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize 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 DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the test may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out credible emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t 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 is added to 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 resource record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a particular message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to communicate with your business collaborators.