DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is created based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This method will boost your web safety significantly and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is authentic. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you buy any of the Linux website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain 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 mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite important in case you rely on email communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from bogus ones.