DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread 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, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your Internet presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must 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 created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a specific email is genuine or not. This record is set up when a domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.