DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The chief job of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email 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’ll get it with a warning that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud web hosting that we offer without having to do anything specific, since the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our NS 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 global DNS system. If you send out periodic emails to clients or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a specific message is legitimate or not. Such a record is created once a brand-new domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unauthorized people spoofing your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.