DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every hosting that we’re offering without doing anything specific, since the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send out periodic email messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their target address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from fake ones.