DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an electronic signature to every email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email service providers. This approach will boost your online security dramatically and you’ll be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with DomainKeys Identified Mail activated by default, so if you choose a semi-dedicated server package and you add a domain name using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the validation system will be set up automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a given domain, all addresses created with it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the email messages that you send out may not reach their destination email address or that somebody may forge any of your addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be really essential if you rely on email communication in your business, as your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from fake ones.