DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. A digital signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The primary job of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase any of the cloud hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are genuine, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your e-mail 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 select a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential in case you rely on email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from false ones.