DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each email message sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This approach will strengthen your web security noticeably and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux shared web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled by default for any domain name that you add to your website 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 NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued immediately on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all email addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from forged ones.