DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The prime purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email 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’ll get it with an alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud hosting packages that we’re offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the mandatory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send periodic messages to clients or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DKIM activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their target address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be really important when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from phony ones.