DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The primary function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email 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 get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every cloud website hosting that we are offering without needing to do anything in particular, because the needed records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send periodic messages to customers or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and in case this condition is matched, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a much higher protection level for your electronic correspondence.