DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The essential job of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an 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 will get it with a notification that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential in case you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from phony ones.