DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The essential job of DKIM is to avert the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is truly important if the essence of your online presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that is 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 system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a certain email message is genuine or not. Such a record is created once a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use emails to touch base with your business associates.