DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The essential function of DKIM is to stop the widespread spam and scam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

When you obtain one of the shared web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be created instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain name 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 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 given message is legitimate or not. This record is created the moment a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.