DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued 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 receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This validation system will increase your email safety, since you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud plans that we offer without having to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send out regular email messages to customers or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public key that confirms if a given email message is authentic or not. This record is set up when a brand-new domain is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized people forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to touch base with your business collaborators.