DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a given email message is genuine or not. This record is set up when a brand new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to reach your business associates.