DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the SMTP mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will boost your online safety enormously and you will be sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fake may either be flagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase any of the Linux cloud website hosting service that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to 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 custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited people to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting service come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name 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 mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from phony ones.