DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or person. A digital signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer without doing anything specific, as the necessary records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out regular email messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have composed a particular email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this precondition is met, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your email correspondence.