DKIM, which is short 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 and every email sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This approach will increase your online security enormously and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you purchase any of the shared hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your shared account, so you will not have to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that they are authentic, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the 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 global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important if you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from counterfeit ones.