DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will enhance your web security immensely and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fraudulent may either be marked as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

When you get one of the web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated 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 DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and if this prerequisite is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your electronic communication.