DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to stop the widespread spam and scam 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will allow you to send out credible messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a given message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account through 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 emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.