DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared web hosting packages that we are offering without having to do anything specific, as the needed records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be issued and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send out periodic messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from counterfeit ones.