DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The prime task of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to your shared account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be issued instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are legitimate, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a specific message is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated 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 emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to contact your business partners.