DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each and every email sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will increase your worldwide web security markedly and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and in case this condition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your e-correspondence.