DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email security, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared plans that we’re offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out regular emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.