DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your online security significantly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is authentic. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be counterfeit may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you purchase any of the web hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled as standard for any domain that you add to your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need 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 developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the email messages related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be generated immediately on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. All addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that the messages are genuine, because the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service is included by default with any domain name that is added to a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS resource records are managed by our system. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is in fact the public cryptographic key that confirms if a particular message is authentic or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a 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 destination and you will not have to worry about unauthorized individuals spoofing your addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something really important when you use email messages to reach your business allies.