DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. 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 is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of the Linux cloud web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential if you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from spoofed ones.