DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature 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 option is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is created the moment a brand new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use email messages to contact your business partners.