DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to every email sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will increase your worldwide web safety immensely and you will be sure that any email sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get one of the cloud web hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you register under your website hosting account, so you will not have to set up any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated right away on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the DNS system. All email addresses created with this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and provided that this prerequisite is matched, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a much higher security level for your e-correspondence.