DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The main function of DKIM is to block the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, 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 that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also give you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything in particular, since the compulsory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send periodic email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have written a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from fake ones.