DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The prime purpose of DKIM is to impede the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux website hosting services that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, because the compulsory records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private key will be issued and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send regular email messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you have composed a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from counterfeit ones.