DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will enhance your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account with us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.