DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated based on a private key that’s available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will boost your online security noticeably and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is an authentic one. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy any of the cloud web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shard hosting account, so you will not need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will be sure that the messages are authentic, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting services come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS system. As the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their destination address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential when you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from phony ones.