DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is added to the email’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake 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 correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared website hosting plans that we’re offering without doing anything in particular, because the needed records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. In case you send regular emails to clients or business associates, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it look like you’ve sent a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real email messages from spoofed ones.