DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll 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 which fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud web hosting that we’re offering without doing anything specific, since the necessary 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 using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send regular messages to customers or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and in case this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will guarantee a higher safety level for your email communication.