DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, 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 example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared website hosting that we’re offering without needing to do anything specific, since the necessary records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out periodic messages to clients or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. This record is set up when a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not need to worry about unauthorized persons forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to contact your business partners.