DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The fundamental function of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email 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 at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional 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 authentic and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential in case you use email communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from bogus ones.