DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in any way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam email 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 does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you purchase one of the shared plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and in case this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this option, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your online communication.