DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to avert the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an 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 will get it with a warning that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and in case this precondition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your email communication.