DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept 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 received, the signature is checked by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains 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 activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential when you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from forged ones.