DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The primary function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain name in a hosting account from our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will reach any audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a domain name 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 mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.