DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email message using an electronic 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 kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is checked by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy 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 email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any destination without being denied and no one will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.