DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is very important if the essence of your online presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages continues to rise each year and quite frequently spoofed email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to bother about that.