DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The prime job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you order one of the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared web hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated immediately on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of junk emails continues to increase each year and very frequently phony addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to bother about that.