DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each email message sent from an address under a particular domain. The signature is issued based on a private key that’s available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will increase your worldwide web safety significantly and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential if you use e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish real messages from fake ones.