DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam 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, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, because the compulsory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send regular email messages to clients or business partners, they will always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you have composed a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and in case this condition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this functionality, since it will ensure a higher safety level for your email communication.