DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email 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 actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The principal function of DKIM is to impede 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, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. 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 that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is truly important if the type of your web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated service that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will have our platform’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages keeps growing each year and quite frequently fake email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t have to bother about that.