DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with changed content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will increase your online safety enormously and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., 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 mail that turns out to be phony may either be flagged as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

When you obtain one of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be activated by default for any domain name that you add to your web hosting account, so you won’t need to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS records (so that the emails associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud platform), a private key will be created right away on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All addresses set up using this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the receivers will know that the messages are legitimate, since the DomainKeys Identified Mail option makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to forge your e-mail addresses.