DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential when you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from bogus ones.