DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or server. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, 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 Website Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting plans that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, since the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send out regular email messages to clients or business allies, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve written a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to use this type of hosting, you won’t need 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 in case this prerequisite is met, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a higher protection level for your email correspondence.