DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to each email message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This approach will boost your online security markedly and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for 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 show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being denied and no one will be able to send messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your online presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the protection is set up for a specific domain name, all e-mail addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination address or that somebody may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really important in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic email messages from fake ones.