DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in any way. The chief function of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely 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 examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you purchase any of the hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your email addresses.