DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled 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 confirms if a particular message is genuine or not. This record is set up the moment a brand new domain is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited parties using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use email messages to contact your business allies.