DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a certain domain name. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will heighten your online safety considerably and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will reach any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send emails forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated hosting package 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 set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a specific domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their target email address or that someone may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential in case you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from false ones.