DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message 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 email at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every web hosting plans that we are offering without the need to do anything in particular, as the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. If you send regular messages to customers or business allies, they will always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and if this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this option, as it will ensure a higher level of safety for your online communication.