DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux shared web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that verifies if a particular email message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.