DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam email messages, 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 doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you obtain any of the cloud web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and if this condition is matched, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-communication.