DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed 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 attached or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic 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 won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain 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 created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is genuine or not. Such a record is created the moment a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use emails to contact your business associates.