DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each and every message sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email service providers. This method will increase your web security enormously and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send trustable email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very important in case you rely on e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine messages from bogus ones.