DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will enhance your email security, 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 given email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from fake ones.