DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud website hosting that we offer without needing to do anything specific, since the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send out regular messages to clients or business partners, they will always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have composed a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is included by default with any domain name that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must 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 in fact the public key that verifies if a specific message is authentic or not. This record is created as soon as a brand new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated server account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t need to worry about unsolicited individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use emails to get in touch with your business allies.