DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be sent to any destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your Internet presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered 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 platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a given message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created the moment a domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized parties using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business partners.