DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will heighten your worldwide web safety noticeably and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send 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 bogus may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you select this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain, all email addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be extremely important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from spoofed ones.