DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The main purpose of DKIM is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account with us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will reach any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.