DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is validated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will increase your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, an email that fails the test may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your Internet presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.