DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular 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 message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a web hosting account from us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out messages faking your email addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential when you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from fake ones.