DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a certain domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private key that is available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This technology will enhance your online security immensely and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature 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 it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any target destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send emails forging your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this option, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your e-correspondence.