DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, 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, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy any of the shared web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you won’t 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-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are legitimate, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.