DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to every message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that’s available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This technology will boost your online security greatly and you will be sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is authentic. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send messages forging your email addresses. The latter is rather important if the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created with 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 target email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite essential in case you rely on e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from spoofed ones.