DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email addresses from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each and every message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by mail service providers. This technology will enhance your worldwide web security greatly and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send messages faking your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your online presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you choose a semi-dedicated package 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 cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential in case you use email communication in your business, as your associates and/or clients will be able to distinguish real email messages from spoofed ones.