DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an e-signature to each message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will boost your web safety substantially and you will be sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send out messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you order one of the shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain that you register under your shard hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication 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. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important if you rely on email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from phony ones.