DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is added to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The main function of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread 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, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with an alert that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a website hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential when you use electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from forged ones.