DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each and every message sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will boost your web safety immensely and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is offered by default with any domain that’s registered through a semi-dedicated server account with us. The domain 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 record to be created, which is in fact the public key that confirms if a particular email is legitimate or not. This record is created as soon as a brand-new domain name is added to a semi-dedicated server account through the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is created on our mail servers. If you make use of our web and email hosting services, your emails will always reach their target destination and you will not have to worry about unsolicited people spoofing your email addresses for spamming or scamming purposes, which is something rather important if you use emails to touch base with your business allies.