DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The main function of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting that we offer without needing to do anything specific, because the required records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send periodic emails to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and in case this prerequisite is satisfied, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of protection for your electronic communication.