DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The prime purpose 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 message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given email message is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited persons forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use emails to contact your business associates.