DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website 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 an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out trustworthy messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is actually the public key that verifies if a certain email is genuine or not. Such a record is created when a domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited parties spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential if you use emails to contact your business collaborators.