DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding a digital signature to every email sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will enhance your web security substantially and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is genuine. 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 turns out to be phony may either be marked as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain name in a hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the nature of your online presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.