DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each email message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This approach will increase your worldwide web safety immensely and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting service come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important if you rely on email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from phony ones.