DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is verified by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails the test may be erased or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send trustworthy emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up when a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated 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 persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to reach your business associates.