DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private key that is available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will heighten your worldwide web security greatly and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

When you buy any of the web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your account, so you will not need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued immediately on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that the messages are genuine, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all email addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important if you use email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from false ones.