DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each email sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will boost your worldwide web security noticeably and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you order any of the cloud plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential if you use electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from phony ones.