DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you obtain one of the Linux website hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are authentic, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps growing every year and quite often bogus addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t have to worry about that.