DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to every email message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that’s available on the SMTP mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This approach will enhance your web safety noticeably and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will permit you to send trustworthy email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain name that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are handled by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public encryption key that verifies if a specific message is genuine or not. This record is set up as soon as a domain name is added to a semi-dedicated account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you use our web and email hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you won’t have to worry about unauthorized parties forging your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important in case you use emails to touch base with your business associates.