DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The chief function of DKIM is to block the widespread spam and scam 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, 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 alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud website hosting service that we offer without having to do anything in particular, because the mandatory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the particular domain name uses our name server records, a private encryption key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send regular email messages to customers or business associates, they will always be delivered and no unsolicited party will be able to spoof your address and make it seem like you’ve sent a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select one of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to rise each year and very often fake addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to worry about that.