DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email by 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 validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The main purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam 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 instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a website hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send out emails faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very important when you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from fake ones.