DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The chief purpose of DKIM is to avert 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, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud web hosting that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, as the required records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send out periodic emails to clients or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you have composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really important in case you use e-communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from counterfeit ones.