DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The primary purpose of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in an 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 created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a specific email message is authentic or not. This record is created the moment a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.