DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the check may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email 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 global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name 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 platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up the moment a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use emails to reach your business associates.