DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This approach will strengthen your online safety considerably and you will be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send out messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be phony may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your email correspondence.