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 modified. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each and every email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP server and it can be verified using 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 email providers. This approach will heighten your online safety dramatically and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

When you purchase one of the hosting plans that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated as standard for any domain that you register under your shared website hosting account, so you won’t need to create any records or to activate anything manually. When a domain is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private encryption key will be generated instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses created using this domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send email messages such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that they are authentic, since the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your email addresses.