DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header 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 actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread spam and scam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a web hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send messages faking your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.