DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur 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 email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you get any of the shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this requirement is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your email correspondence.