DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The prime task of DKIM is to hamper 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, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase one of the cloud website hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled 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 confirms if a certain email message is legitimate or not. This record is set up as soon as a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business collaborators.