DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email by 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 validate who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam emails, 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 instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you buy any of the Linux shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created with 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 audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to grow every year and rather frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to worry about that.