DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared plans that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, because the compulsory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send periodic email messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have written a given message.