DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message 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 validate who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be sent to any audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your Internet presence involves sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a certain email is genuine or not. This record is created once a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use email messages to communicate with your business allies.