DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every email message sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This method will strengthen your worldwide web security greatly and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be bogus may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name 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 will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be quite important if you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from bogus ones.