DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam 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 email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting plans that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send periodic email messages to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have composed a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and if this prerequisite is met, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your electronic communication.