DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The essential task of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you purchase any of the shared hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a certain message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up once a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important if you use emails to reach your business partners.