DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or server. A digital signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, 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 that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your Internet presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should 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 actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up once a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.