DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send credible emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to contact your business partners.