DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to every email sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will heighten your online security dramatically and you will be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send trustworthy emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you select this type of hosting 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 key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential if you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from phony ones.