DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System 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 delivered, the signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur 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 attached or removed. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you order any of the shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantly on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a specific message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.