DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The primary function of DKIM is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will reach any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send messages forging your addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a specific email message is legitimate or not. This record is created when a domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unauthorized individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to contact your business allies.