DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you send are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux shared service that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email is genuine or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to touch base with your business partners.