DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policies, an email that fails the examination may be erased or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, 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 messages will be sent to any target audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your Internet presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a particular message is genuine or not. This record is created when a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via 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 messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important when you use email messages to reach your business associates.