DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental task of DKIM is to stop the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you order any of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain name that you add to your shard hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to spoof your email addresses.