DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding an e-signature to every email message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing email server and it can be verified using 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 spotted by email service providers. This method will enhance your web security significantly and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, 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 message that turns out to be fraudulent may either be labeled as such or may never enter the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you opt for this type of hosting and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation 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 system. Since the protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be very important if you use e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from forged ones.