DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will enhance your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity 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 policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you buy any of the web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a particular email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.