DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which impedes email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each email sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will heighten your worldwide web security substantially and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fake may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will reach any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a given domain, all e-mail addresses created under it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target email address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very important in case you rely on email communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from counterfeit ones.