DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by adding an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This technology will boost your web security noticeably and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send out messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out trustworthy emails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain that’s added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It must 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 record to be created, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain email message is authentic or not. This record is set up when a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target destination and you won’t have to worry about unsolicited parties spoofing your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to reach your business collaborators.