DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email 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 notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you obtain one of the shared hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated services offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of junk email messages continues to grow each year and very often counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.