DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The principal function of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 will get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared packages that we’re offering without doing anything specific, because the necessary records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out regular messages to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have sent a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It 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 set up, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a particular email is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a brand-new domain is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to contact your business allies.