DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The primary function of DKIM is to impede the widespread spam and scam 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared hosting that we offer without doing anything in particular, since the mandatory 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. As long as the particular domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send regular messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be really important when you use e-communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from forged ones.