DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This approach will increase your online safety greatly and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

When you buy any of the web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are authentic, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential when you rely on email communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from fake ones.