DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each email sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This technology will increase your online security enormously and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be bogus may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality 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 need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd 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 enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a particular domain, all e-mail addresses created using it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be rather essential in case you rely on email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine email messages from counterfeit ones.