DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will enhance your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you purchase one of the shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a certain message is legitimate or not. This record is set up the moment a new domain is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to contact your business collaborators.