DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way 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 added or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a particular domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from phony ones.