DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized server or person. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to impede 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the necessary records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send regular messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have written a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and as long as this prerequisite is met, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your online correspondence.