DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The main job of DKIM is to hinder the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be issued instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and in case this precondition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher protection level for your email correspondence.