DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be delivered to any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your Internet presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated service come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from forged ones.