DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header by 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 validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to make use of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting that we’re offering without having to do anything specific, as the necessary records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an existing web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and stored on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. If you send out periodic emails to clients or business allies, they’ll always be delivered and no unauthorized person will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve composed a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and in case this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher level of protection for your electronic correspondence.