DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message 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 check who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux website hosting packages that we offer without doing anything in particular, as the needed records for using this validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send out periodic emails to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and as long as this precondition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a higher level of security for your electronic correspondence.