DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur 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 messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will boost your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

When you get one of the Linux shared web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our mail 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 name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered 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 handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a certain email message is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, 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 viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to communicate with your business collaborators.