DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic 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’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, 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 mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer without doing anything specific, because the compulsory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption 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 out regular emails to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have sent a particular email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential if you rely on email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from bogus ones.