DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The main job of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer without needing to do anything specific, since the obligatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name 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 look like you have sent a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 decide to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this prerequisite is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher level of security for your online correspondence.