DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in any way. The chief purpose of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam 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 doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, since the obligatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send periodic email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve written a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. 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 key that confirms if a given message is authentic or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to contact your business associates.