DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This method will boost your web safety enormously and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is a genuine one. When you send messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux cloud hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantaneously on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are genuine, because the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send out may not reach their destination address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you use electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish real messages from fake ones.