DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain, 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 email message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime 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 strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will reach any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the nature of your Internet presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is met, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your e-communication.