DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled 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 generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This method will increase your online security dramatically and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is authentic. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never enter the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you purchase one of the cloud hosting plans that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain name that you add to your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be issued straight away on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will know that they are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you select a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the email authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global DNS system. As the protection is set up for a certain domain name, all addresses created under it will carry a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send may not reach their target address or that someone may spoof any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential in case you rely on electronic communication in your business, as your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish genuine emails from phony ones.