DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread spam and scam 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

When you obtain one of the Linux shared web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your web hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and provided that this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a higher level of safety for your electronic communication.