DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message 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 message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you purchase one of the hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your email communication.