DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the messages that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud service that we offer without doing anything specific, because the mandatory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. In case you send out regular email messages to clients or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve sent a particular email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is offered by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that verifies if a given email message is genuine or not. This record is set up the moment a domain name is registered in an account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target audience and you will not have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something very important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business collaborators.