DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The essential function of DKIM is to stop the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud web hosting packages that we are offering without doing anything specific, because the mandatory records for using this email authentication system are created automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be issued and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out regular messages to customers or business partners, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized party will be able to spoof your email address and make it look like you have sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated packages come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential if you use e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from bogus ones.