DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The principal job of DKIM is to impede the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

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. The domain must 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 record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up once a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to reach your business associates.