DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The primary function of DKIM is to hinder the widespread scam and spam emails, 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 example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of the Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name 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 web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is offered by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a given message is authentic or not. This record is created as soon as a brand new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important in case you use emails to communicate with your business collaborators.