DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private 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 whether the content has been altered in some way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux web hosting services that we’re offering without doing anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you have sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain message is genuine or not. This record is set up once a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target audience and you will not need to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is essential when you use email messages to reach your business associates.