DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam emails, 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 email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital 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, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important in case you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from phony ones.