DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching an e-signature to every message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is created based on a private key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email service providers. This approach will heighten your online security markedly and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, as long as it also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will reach any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is really important if the type of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated package and you add a domain 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 digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the messages that you send out may not be delivered to their target email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather essential in case you rely on e-communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish authentic messages from false ones.