DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam messages, 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud website hosting packages that we are offering without the need to do anything in particular, because the obligatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your email 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 DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a given domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very important in case you use electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from counterfeit ones.