DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you obtain any of the Linux hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be issued right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a given email message is legitimate or not. This record is set up as soon as a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via 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 audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use email messages to reach your business partners.