DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime 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 attached or removed. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails the check may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail 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 DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource 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 particular message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use emails to reach your business allies.