DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The fundamental task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain in a hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent 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 make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your online presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely important in case you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from spoofed ones.