DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The prime purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you buy any of the Linux cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantly on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and in case this requirement is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your online communication.