DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This method will strengthen your web security enormously and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be phony may either be marked as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your Internet presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.