DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the SMTP 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 modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This approach will heighten your worldwide web safety enormously and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain name in a hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource 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 messages will reach any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated service come with DKIM enabled by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication 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 DNS database. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be quite important in case you use email communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from spoofed ones.