DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you buy any of the Linux cloud hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web 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 DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and provided that this requirement is met, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher security level for your online communication.