DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to impede the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any target destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a certain message is authentic or not. Such a record is created as soon as a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.