DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to every email sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This technology will enhance your web security substantially and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be phony may either be flagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain in a hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send messages forging your addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your online presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you opt for a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital 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 name, all addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from spoofed ones.