DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

When you purchase any of the Linux hosting service that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included 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 actually the public key that verifies if a specific email is legitimate or not. Such a record is created the moment a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to reach your business allies.