DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you get one of the website hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your e-mail addresses.