DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The main function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase any of the Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be created, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a certain message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something very important if you use emails to communicate with your business allies.