DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you purchase any of the Linux hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created the moment a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.