DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in any way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a website hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is rather important if the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated services come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from forged ones.