DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in any way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every shared packages that we offer without the need to do anything specific, since the mandatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an active account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the domain in question uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. In case you send periodic messages to customers or business partners, they will always be received and no unsolicited individual will be able to spoof your address and make it look like you’ve written a particular message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic emails from false ones.