DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The chief job of DKIM is to hamper the widespread 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, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you buy any of the Linux website hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are legitimate, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is satisfied, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-communication.