DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you obtain any of the Linux shared website hosting service that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service offered by our company, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud platform will create all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public 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, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps rising each year and quite often fake email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to bother about that.