DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the email message 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 changed in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s 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 provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything in particular, since the required records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send out periodic messages to customers or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your address and make it look like you’ve composed a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain, all email addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important in case you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from phony ones.