DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur 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 messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will increase your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must 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 resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular email message is genuine or not. This record is created once a domain name is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to touch base with your business partners.