DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will increase your email security, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may end up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a specific email is genuine or not. This record is created the moment a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential in case you use emails to touch base with your business partners.