DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the message is legitimate 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 delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will boost your email safety, as you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may appear in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will reach any target destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must 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 created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given email is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up the moment a brand-new domain name is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to contact your business allies.