DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each email message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email service providers. This method will enhance your web security greatly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., 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 mail that appears to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a website hosting account from us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will reach any audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out emails faking your addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature of your Internet presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you pick this type of hosting and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain name, all email addresses created with it will have a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be extremely essential in case you rely on e-communication in your business, since your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from fake ones.