DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private cryptographic 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 if its content has been edited in some way. The prime job of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you obtain one of the hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be generated momentarily on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.