DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email 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 confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The fundamental job of DKIM is to impede the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send trustworthy messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real email messages from fake ones.