DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental task of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud hosting that we are offering without having to do anything in particular, as the required records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send periodic emails to customers or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you have sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail 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 will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will guarantee a higher safety level for your electronic communication.