DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will boost your web safety greatly and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your Internet presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated server plan and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the email validation system will be created automatically – a private encryption key on our email servers for the electronic signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the messages that you send out may not reach their target email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and try to scam/spam people. This may be really important if you use electronic communication in your business, since your associates and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate messages from spoofed ones.