DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their target address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather important when you use email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from fake ones.