DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the 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 changed in any way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email 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’ll get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux web hosting packages that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, since the required records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain name in question uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be created and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send out regular emails to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of junk email messages continues to rise every year and quite frequently forged addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to bother about that.