DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you obtain one of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource 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 instantly on our mail servers and a TXT resource 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 email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular email message is legitimate or not. This record is created as soon as a brand-new domain name is registered in an account through 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 emails will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important if you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.