DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The primary task of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely important if you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from phony ones.