DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be removed or may reach the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will reach any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out messages faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature of your web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must 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 encryption key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a brand new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to reach your business allies.