DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will enhance your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email message is genuine or not. This record is created as soon as a domain name is added to 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 web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.