DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The primary function of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam email messages, 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 does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you purchase any of the Linux hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be issued instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a certain email message is genuine or not. This record is created as soon as a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.