DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to hamper 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 email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer without having to do anything specific, as the needed records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our NS records, a private key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send periodic emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that verifies if a given message is authentic or not. Such a record is created when a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to contact your business partners.