DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine 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 ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you get one of the cloud hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued straight away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a brand new domain is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use emails to get in touch with your business partners.