DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails the test may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , 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 published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is really important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a particular message is genuine or not. This record is set up when a domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.