DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public 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 issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity 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 particular email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain in a hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must 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 cryptographic key that confirms if a specific message is legitimate or not. This record is created once a new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited people forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to communicate with your business partners.