DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM 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 email authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a web hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It 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 created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. This record is created when a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important if you use emails to reach your business collaborators.