DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email 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 DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being denied and no one will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. 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 record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use emails to contact your business collaborators.