DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is added to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The chief task of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you obtain one of the cloud plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your web hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are legitimate, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this requirement is answered, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-communication.