DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or 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 DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread 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 doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you purchase any of the website hosting services that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are authentic, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and as long as this requirement is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your online correspondence.