DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each website hosting plans that we are offering without having to do anything in particular, as the required records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our NS records, a private key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send out regular email messages to clients or business allies, they will always be received and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be extremely important if you rely on email communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from bogus ones.