DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The prime function of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud website hosting plans that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, as the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send out regular email messages to clients or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this requirement is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your e-communication.