DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message 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 mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the check may be erased or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do 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 resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are authentic, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and provided that this prerequisite is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this service, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your online communication.