DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header 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 exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The fundamental task of DKIM is to stop the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain in a hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send email messages faking your addresses. The latter is pretty important if the nature of your web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you opt for any of the semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk email messages continues to grow every year and rather frequently fake email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to bother about that.