DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every email message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This method will enhance your worldwide web security substantially and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is included by default with any domain that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with us. It should 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 in fact the public key that verifies if a given message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up the moment a new domain is registered in a semi-dedicated account via the Hepsia Control Panel and in the meantime, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you use our email and web hosting services, your emails will always reach their target readers and you will not have to worry about unsolicited individuals using your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something quite important when you use email messages to get in touch with your business partners.