DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic 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 name, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from fake ones.