DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the message’s header by using a private 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 its content has been edited in any way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam 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 at all, or you will get it with an alert that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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