DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This technology will boost your web security significantly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be counterfeit may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux cloud website hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do 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 will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so in case 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 set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the e-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 addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential in case you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from spoofed ones.