DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or mail 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’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main purpose of DKIM is to avert the widely spread spam and scam emails, 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 example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting service that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, since the needed records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send regular messages to customers or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a particular email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a particular email message is legitimate or not. This record is created the moment a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use emails to communicate with your business partners.