DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way 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 attached or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails the check may be erased or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your Internet presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must 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 set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through 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 destination and you will not need to worry about unauthorized persons forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to touch base with your business allies.