DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email by using an electronic 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 stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know 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 on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails the examination may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you obtain any of the Linux shared hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that confirms if a given email is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated 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 viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized persons using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential in case you use emails to contact your business partners.