DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message 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 check who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The chief job of DKIM is to stop the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email 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 message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

When you buy any of the Linux web hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should 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 created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a particular message is legitimate or not. This record is created as soon as a brand new domain is registered in 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 web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unauthorized people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.