DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The primary function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be delivered to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your online presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a given message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited parties using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business associates.