DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The fundamental task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most probably it is 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 give you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are legitimate and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out credible emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from spoofed ones.