DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send emails forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to 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 in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific email is authentic or not. This record is created the moment a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unauthorized parties using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use emails to get in touch with your business allies.