DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name 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 authentication system will permit you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a specific email is authentic or not. Such a record is set up the moment a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited parties forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use emails to reach your business collaborators.