DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited 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 strengthen your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered 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 system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular email is genuine or not. This record is created as soon as a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account through 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 messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to reach your business partners.