DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The prime task of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam emails, 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 receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer without having to do anything in particular, since the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and stored 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 messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve written a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you select this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from false ones.