DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is created based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email service providers. This approach will increase your web security immensely and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fraudulent may either be labeled as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be quite important in case you use electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from bogus ones.