DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which impedes email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the sending server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This method will enhance your online security enormously and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

When you purchase any of the shared website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS 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 created instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from bogus ones.