DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header 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 check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The prime purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase one of the shared web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated right away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email message is genuine or not. This record is set up the moment a brand new domain is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.