DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in any way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an additional safety layer 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 legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name 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 will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is created the moment a new domain name is registered in an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited parties using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use emails to get in touch with your business allies.