DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, 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

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine emails from phony ones.