DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must 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 record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a specific email message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a brand new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use emails to communicate with your business partners.