DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An e-signature is added to the header of the message using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The primary function of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you obtain one of the Linux cloud hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and if this requirement is matched, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this service, since it will ensure a higher level of safety for your electronic correspondence.