DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The main task of DKIM is to avert the widely spread spam and scam emails, 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public key that confirms if a particular message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created as soon as a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use emails to reach your business associates.