DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The primary task of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message 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 email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud hosting plans that we are offering without having to do anything in particular, as the compulsory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. In case you send regular email messages to customers or business associates, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have written a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be quite important if you use e-communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish real email messages from spoofed ones.