DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An e-signature is added to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to block the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you order any of the Linux cloud packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should 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 resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a certain email message is legitimate or not. Such a record is set up when a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited parties forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important when you use email messages to contact your business allies.