DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in any way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to avert the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you order one of the cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to communicate with your business associates.