DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email 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 by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
If you obtain any of the shared web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.