DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an e-signature to each email message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This method will boost your web safety significantly and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

When you purchase any of the shared plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated 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 created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential if you use email communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from forged ones.