DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message 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 email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will allow you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should 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 key that confirms if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up once a domain name is added to an 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 web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to touch base with your business allies.