DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will reach any destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your online presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a certain message is genuine or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.