DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will allow you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a certain message is genuine or not. This record is created once a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use email messages to communicate with your business allies.