DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a 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 receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send credible messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very essential in case you use electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real email messages from forged ones.