DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be erased or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud hosting that we offer without having to do anything specific, because the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have written a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is created once a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to communicate with your business allies.