DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should 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 set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a certain message is genuine or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.