DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will reach any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very important if you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from forged ones.