DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The fundamental task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting service that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, as the necessary records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be created 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 regular emails to clients or business partners, they will always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and as long as this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher level of security for your electronic communication.