DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will enhance your online safety dramatically and you will be sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is a genuine one. 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 turns out to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

When you obtain any of the shared website hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be created straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized people to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option comes by default with any domain name that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain should also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are handled by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public key that confirms if a specific message is legitimate or not. This record is created once a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our email servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not need to worry about unsolicited persons using your email addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to get in touch with your business associates.