DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and if this condition is matched, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your email correspondence.