DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system 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 email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared website hosting plans that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, since the required records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out regular email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have written a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email is authentic or not. Such a record is created when a domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting 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 web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use emails to touch base with your business partners.