DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by adding a digital signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is issued based on a private encryption key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This technology will boost your online security dramatically and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

When you obtain any of the Linux cloud hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be enabled by default for any domain that you register under your hosting account, so you will not 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 NS and MX records (so that the emails associated with this domain will be handled by our cloud platform), a private encryption key will be issued instantaneously on our email servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System. All email addresses set up with this domain will be protected by DKIM, so if you send email messages such as periodic newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the receivers will be sure that they are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited people to forge your email addresses.