DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to block the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very important when you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from bogus ones.