DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

When you purchase one of the web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are genuine, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up once a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting 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 messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need 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.