DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will boost your online security dramatically and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a web hosting account from our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your web presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you select a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a particular domain, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the messages that you send may not reach their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be rather important in case you use electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish real emails from spoofed ones.