DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps rising every year and very often false addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to bother about that.