DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you purchase any of the shared plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It 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 cryptographic key that confirms if a given email is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited parties spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use emails to contact your business collaborators.