DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached 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 DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The essential function of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you buy one of the cloud website hosting service that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should 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 resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given email is legitimate or not. This record is created as soon as a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated 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 messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use email messages to get in touch with your business partners.