DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages 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 Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular email message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up once a domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important when you use email messages to communicate with your business partners.