DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to impede the widely spread spam and scam 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a notification that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send credible e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain 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 resource record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email message is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a brand-new domain is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.