DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized email server or person. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential in case you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from phony ones.