DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam email messages, 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will reach any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose 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 resource records can be managed by us and in case this condition is matched, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your email correspondence.