DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a website hosting account from our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be sent to any destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given email is genuine or not. This record is set up the moment a brand-new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited persons using your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to contact your business associates.