DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding an e-signature to each email message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will enhance your online safety greatly and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send out email messages, the recipient 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 flagged as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain 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 emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are genuine, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a given domain name, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very important if you use email communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine messages from bogus ones.