DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will boost your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, a message that fails the test may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail 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 global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send trustable email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It 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 encryption key that confirms if a particular email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up when a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.