DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. 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 make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails the examination may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX 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 includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send credible e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain 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 resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a particular message is authentic or not. This record is set up as soon as a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting 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 web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to reach your business associates.