DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The principal purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain in a hosting account from our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is very important if the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really important if you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from bogus ones.