DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each and every email sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with changed content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will heighten your web security noticeably and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be marked as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you get any of the website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your shared account, so you will not have to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued momentarily on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, because the DKIM option makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to spoof your addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so if you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our email servers for the digital signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you will not have to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their destination address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and try to spam/scam people. This may be very essential if you rely on e-communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate email messages from fake ones.