DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic 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 issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity 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 policy, a message that fails the test may be erased or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will reach any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important in case the essence of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a specific email is authentic or not. This record is set up as soon as a domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.