DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam email messages, 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you purchase one of the cloud hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting 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 custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that they are genuine, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick one of the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you add to your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new email, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to rise every year and quite often false email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t have to worry about that.