DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The essential task of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread 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 example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared hosting plans that we are offering without doing anything in particular, as the necessary records for using this email authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send periodic emails to clients or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have composed a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important when you use email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from phony ones.