DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The main job of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud hosting that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, since the mandatory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server 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 global Domain Name System. If you send out periodic email messages to clients or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really important when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from phony ones.