DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake 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 doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential in case you rely on email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from spoofed ones.