DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each email sent from an address under a particular domain. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the SMTP email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will heighten your online safety enormously and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your online presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be really important in case you use e-communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic emails from spoofed ones.