DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The prime task of DKIM is to hinder 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 doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a website hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. 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 verifies if a specific message is legitimate or not. This record is set up once a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business allies.