DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to every email sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will strengthen your online safety markedly and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be forged may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you purchase any of the Linux website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to your website hosting account, so you will not need to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be created instantly on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized individuals to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and as long as this condition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher security level for your e-communication.