DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared plans that we offer without doing anything specific, as the required records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send out periodic messages to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have composed a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a specific email message is authentic or not. This record is created when a brand new domain is added to an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited people using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something pretty important in case you use emails to touch base with your business partners.