DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private 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 if the content has been edited in some way. The chief task of DKIM is to avert the widely spread scam and spam email messages, 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in , provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your online presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server 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 set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important in case you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from bogus ones.