DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you order any of the Linux cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to your shared web hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and provided that this condition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your e-correspondence.