DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been changed in any way. The prime purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each Linux cloud website hosting that we offer without the need to do anything specific, as the mandatory records for using this authentication system are created automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing account using the Hepsia Control Panel. If the given domain name uses our name server records, a private cryptographic key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. In case you send out regular emails to clients or business partners, they will always be received and no unauthorized person will be able to forge your address and make it look like you have written a certain message.