DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private encryption 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 whether its content has been edited in some way. The prime function of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam emails, 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is really important if the type of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain 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 encryption key that confirms if a given email message is genuine or not. This record is created when a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use emails to get in touch with your business allies.