DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding an e-signature to each message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This approach will boost your web security immensely and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you buy one of the cloud hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to do anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that they are genuine, since the DKIM option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to spoof your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and as long as this condition is met, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher security level for your e-correspondence.