DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread spam and scam 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 does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the nature of your Internet presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created when a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, 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 destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.