DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you obtain one of the hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and in case this prerequisite is matched, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your email correspondence.