DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The chief task of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and as long as this condition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this service, as it will ensure a higher security level for your email correspondence.