DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been edited 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 boost your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must 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 set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular message is authentic or not. This record is created when a domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to communicate with your business partners.