DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The chief purpose of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux hosting packages that we are offering without having to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. If you send out periodic email messages to customers or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve written a particular email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain 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 email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their target email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential in case you rely on e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from spoofed ones.