DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is checked by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s 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 email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase one of the cloud web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shard hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain that is added to 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 system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a specific message is authentic or not. This record is set up when a brand new domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to contact your business associates.