DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which hinders email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding an e-signature to each email sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will increase your web security tremendously and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fake may either be marked as such or may never reach the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of the cloud website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to do anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued momentarily on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the protection is set up for a particular domain, all addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be really important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish genuine emails from fake ones.