DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The chief task of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 will receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages faking your addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It 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 record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a particular email message is genuine or not. Such a record is created when a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unauthorized persons using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to reach your business partners.