DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail 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 incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will boost your email security, as you can validate the genuineness of the important emails 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 policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may end up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared plans that we are offering without needing to do anything specific, as the required records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send out regular emails to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a certain message is authentic or not. This record is created the moment a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to reach your business associates.