DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase one of the shared website hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource 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. Such a record is set up once a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited parties using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to reach your business allies.