DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The primary purpose of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will reach any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular message is legitimate or not. This record is created once a brand-new domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential in case you use email messages to contact your business partners.