DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a website hosting account with us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your online presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important when you rely on email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from phony ones.