DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , provided that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being denied and no one will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a particular email is authentic or not. Such a record is set up the moment a new domain name is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business partners.