DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will permit you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential when you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from forged ones.