DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will heighten your web safety immensely and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated instantly on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential in case you use email communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish real emails from phony ones.