DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared website hosting that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, because the obligatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send out periodic email messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and provided that this condition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher security level for your online correspondence.