DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The chief function of DKIM is to block the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message 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 at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to get the most out of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each cloud hosting that we offer without having to do anything in particular, since the mandatory records for using this email validation system are created automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain name to an active web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel. If the domain in question uses our name server records, a private key will be created and stored on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. In case you send out regular email messages to clients or business partners, they’ll always be received and no unsolicited person will be able to spoof your email address and make it seem like you’ve composed a particular email message.