DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main task of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every web hosting plans that we are offering without the need to do anything in particular, as the required records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send out periodic email messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a certain email is authentic or not. This record is set up once a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unauthorized persons using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important in case you use email messages to contact your business collaborators.