DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread scam and spam 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 example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting services that we offer without doing anything specific, as the required records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out regular email messages to customers or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and if this requirement is met, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher security level for your online correspondence.