DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the test may be removed or may enter the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
In case you host a domain in a website hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages forging your email addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your online presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is set up when a new domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important when you use email messages to contact your business partners.