DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in any way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send out messages faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and in case this requirement is met, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a higher level of safety for your online communication.