DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An e-signature is attached 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 Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to hamper the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email 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 will receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you obtain any of the shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your addresses.