DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will enhance your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared website hosting plans that we offer without having to do anything in particular, because the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your email correspondence.