DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. A digital signature is added to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The primary job of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not genuine. 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 offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you order one of the Linux shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included 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 records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given email is legitimate or not. This record is set up when a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use emails to touch base with your business associates.