DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The primary task of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting that we’re offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the necessary records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send periodic emails to customers or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service comes by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given email message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up the moment a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is essential in case you use emails to contact your business associates.