DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by 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 target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send emails forging your email addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a higher level of security for your e-communication.