DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops 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 address under a certain domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This technology will boost your online safety enormously and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you buy one of the Linux shared hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated as standard for any domain that you add to 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 built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a higher level of security for your online communication.