DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized server or person. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you obtain any of the shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are genuine, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a brand-new domain name is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to communicate with your business allies.