DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to block the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you obtain one of the Linux shared website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS 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 encryption key that verifies if a given email is legitimate or not. This record is created the moment a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to get in touch with your business partners.