DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the examination may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a certain email message is genuine or not. This record is set up when a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created 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 people spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to touch base with your business associates.