DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the email message’s header using a private key. When the 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 its content has been edited in some way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread spam and scam emails, 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 instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting plans that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, because the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send out periodic messages to customers or business associates, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you have composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must 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 in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given message is authentic or not. This record is created when a brand-new domain is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited parties spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to touch base with your business collaborators.