DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 an alert that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a given message is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited people forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.