DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding an e-signature to each and every message sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will increase your web safety tremendously and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

When you obtain one of the Linux website hosting packages that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your 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 name will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private key will be generated immediately 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 using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will be sure that the messages are legitimate, as the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is satisfied, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this option, since it will ensure a higher security level for your email correspondence.