DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or person. A digital signature is added to the message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The primary task of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you buy any of the Linux website hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. 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 key that verifies if a certain email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up once a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.