DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each email message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that is available on the outgoing email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email service providers. This method will increase your worldwide web security significantly and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be flagged as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you purchase any of the cloud hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, 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 legitimate, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via 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 record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be really important when you rely on e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from forged ones.