DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the examination may be removed or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through 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 destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential if you use email messages to get in touch with your business collaborators.