DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to block the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you pick this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential in case you use email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from counterfeit ones.