DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The prime job of DKIM is to hamper the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux website hosting that we offer without doing anything in particular, since the mandatory records for using this validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the given domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send periodic messages to customers or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have sent a certain email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from forged ones.