DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private key that’s available on the sending server and it can be validated by using 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 mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your web safety enormously and you’ll be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be counterfeit may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is really important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.

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 plan and you add a domain using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their target address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be extremely essential if you use email communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from false ones.