DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This method will enhance your worldwide web security tremendously and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you purchase one of the Linux shared hosting that we’re offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you won’t have to set up any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel using our MX and NS resource records (so that the email messages associated with this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private key will be created instantly on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will be sure that the messages are genuine, because the DKIM feature makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your email addresses.