DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy 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 ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will increase your email security, as you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really essential if you rely on email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from spoofed ones.