DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each email sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that’s available on the SMTP email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This approach will strengthen your online safety considerably and you will be sure that any message sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation 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. As the protection is set up for a particular domain name, all email addresses created using it will have a signature, so you will not need to worry that the emails that you send out may not be delivered to their target address or that somebody may fake any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you use email communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from counterfeit ones.