DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you obtain any of the shared plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be created immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you pick any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required 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 database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to increase each year and very often bogus addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to bother about that.