DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The primary purpose of DKIM is to stop the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out credible e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you rely on e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from fake ones.