DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding an e-signature to every email sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with modified content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will enhance your online security enormously and you will be sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send out emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send trustable e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain name, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may fake any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be very essential when you rely on email communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from fake ones.