DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will reach any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a particular email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up when a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unauthorized individuals using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to touch base with your business partners.