DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature of your web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and provided that this precondition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher security level for your online communication.