DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake 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 match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase any of the shared web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to your hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued straight away on our email servers and a TXT resource 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 destination and the recipients will know that the messages are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and provided that this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your e-communication.