DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting that we offer without the need to do anything in particular, as the required records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send regular email messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have sent a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose one of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you register through your brand new account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of junk email messages continues to grow every year and rather often false addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to worry about that.