DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email security, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a web hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important when you use email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from counterfeit ones.