DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake 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 match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud website hosting packages that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, as the compulsory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out periodic messages to clients or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve written a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really important when you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from false ones.