DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The fundamental task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud packages that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, since the required records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular messages to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite important if you rely on email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from fake ones.