DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email safety, since you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the check may be removed or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase one of the cloud hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a certain email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up once a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important when you use emails to get in touch with your business partners.