DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your online communication.