DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you purchase any of the Linux cloud website hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that confirms if a certain email message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up once a domain is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your email messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited individuals forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to reach your business collaborators.