DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that is available on the sending server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email service providers. This technology will strengthen your worldwide web safety immensely and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a web hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and if this condition is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this option, as it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your online communication.