DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The principal task of DKIM is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you buy one of the Linux shared hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your shared account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are legitimate, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this precondition is met, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your online communication.