DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux shared website hosting that we offer without the need to do anything specific, as the compulsory records for using this validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the specific domain name uses our NS records, a private key will be generated and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. If you send out regular emails to customers or business associates, they will always be received and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have written a given email message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this condition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource 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 fake any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this functionality, since it will ensure a much higher level of protection for your electronic correspondence.