DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled 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 turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a specific email message is genuine or not. This record is set up once a domain name is added to an account through 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 email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited people forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to reach your business associates.