DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The essential task of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you obtain one of the cloud website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are genuine, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that’s 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 record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given email message is authentic or not. This record is set up once a domain name is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to reach your business allies.