DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared plans that we’re offering without the need to do anything in particular, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send regular emails to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve composed a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a particular message is authentic or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use emails to touch base with your business allies.