DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The fundamental job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam emails, 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud hosting that we’re offering without needing to do anything specific, as the necessary records for using this validation system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out periodic messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a given message is genuine or not. This record is created the moment a brand new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server 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 destination and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important when you use email messages to reach your business partners.