DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is added to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The primary function of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting that we are offering without doing anything specific, because the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. If you send periodic messages to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you have written a certain message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic 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 email, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps growing each year and quite frequently forged email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to bother about that.