DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the examination may be erased or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be delivered to any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important in case the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service 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 resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a given email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up the moment a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created 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 unsolicited persons forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to touch base with your business collaborators.