DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the test may be deleted or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain in a hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send emails forging your email addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential if you use electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from forged ones.