DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send trustable messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should 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 set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a certain email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up once a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to contact your business collaborators.