DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An e-signature is added to the email’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The principal purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an 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 get it with a notification that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux website hosting packages that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, because the needed records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain uses our NS records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send periodic email messages to clients or business associates, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve sent a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential when you use email communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from counterfeit ones.