DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which hinders email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each email message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is created based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will strengthen your web security significantly and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is authentic. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

When you purchase one of the Linux cloud website hosting that we are offering, the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be activated by default for any domain name that you register under your account, so you will not have to create 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 NS and MX records (so that the email messages related to this domain will be handled by our cloud hosting platform), a private encryption key will be issued right away on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS database. All email addresses set up using this domain name will be protected by DKIM, so if you send emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target audience and the recipients will know that they are authentic, since the DKIM functionality makes it impossible for unsolicited parties to forge your e-mail addresses.