DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The prime purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widespread spam and scam 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 correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you order any of the cloud plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS 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 created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.