DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized email server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email 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 verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The main task of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux cloud website hosting that we offer without the need to do anything in particular, since the obligatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send periodic emails to customers or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have written a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and as long as this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your online correspondence.