DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email by using a private key. When the email 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 modified in some way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an 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 message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you opt for one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud platform will set up all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk email messages keeps increasing every year and very frequently false addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t have to bother about that.