DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a web hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain that is 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 platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up the moment a new domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.