DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The principal task of DKIM is to hamper the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. In case you send periodic email messages to customers or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you pick this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important when you rely on e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from forged ones.