DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a certain domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail 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 recognized by mail service providers. This method will enhance your worldwide web safety tremendously and you will be sure that any message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is an authentic one. When you send messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be phony may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you pick this type of hosting 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 encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the DNS database. Since the DKIM 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 emails that you send out may not reach their target email address or that someone may fake any of your addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential if you use electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from forged ones.