DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

You will be able to make full use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each hosting plans that we offer without needing to do anything specific, as the compulsory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain name in question uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send periodic email messages to customers or business collaborators, they will always be received and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you opt for one of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud web hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam email messages keeps growing each year and rather often phony addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.