DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send messages forging your addresses. The latter is really important in case the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain that’s added to 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 resource record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email message is authentic or not. This record is set up the moment a domain name is added to an account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized parties spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use emails to communicate with your business partners.