DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge 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 does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a given domain, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential in case you rely on email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from fake ones.