DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which obstructs email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the sending server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This method will increase your online safety enormously and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send out messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you purchase one of the website hosting plans that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled by default for any domain name that you register under your web hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX resource records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and if this prerequisite is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher security level for your online correspondence.