DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam 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 example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you purchase one of the website hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS 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 encryption key that verifies if a certain message is genuine or not. This record is created as soon as a new domain name is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use email messages to communicate with your business partners.