DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The essential function of DKIM is to hamper the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email 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’ll receive it with a warning alert that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be sent to any destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is pretty important if the essence of your online presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very essential in case you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from phony ones.