DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The prime purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the type of your online presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential if you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from phony ones.