DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The principal function of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux hosting that we’re offering without the need to do anything in particular, as the needed records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created 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 regular email messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public encryption key that verifies if a certain message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a brand-new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target readers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized people forging your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important when you use email messages to contact your business partners.