DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the sending server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your online security markedly and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send out messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fraudulent may either be marked as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick this type of hosting 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 encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be quite essential if you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from bogus ones.