DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to block the widely spread spam and scam 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 correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud web hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our name server records, a private key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should 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 resource record to be created, which is actually the public key that confirms if a certain message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up the moment a brand-new domain is added to 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 make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to communicate with your business associates.