DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public encryption 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 generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy 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 ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account from our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen as soon as 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 created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will reach any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, 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 destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to contact your business collaborators.