DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The chief task of DKIM is to hinder the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an 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 receive it with an alert that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. 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 resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a given email message is genuine or not. Such a record is created as soon as a new domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use email messages to get in touch with your business allies.