DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the type of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain 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 record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that confirms if a certain email is legitimate or not. Such a record is created when a brand new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail 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 people forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use emails to touch base with your business allies.