DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 e-mails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you get one of the web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created straight away 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 DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important if you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from spoofed ones.