DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will heighten your web safety considerably and you will be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail 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 global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this condition is met, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your online correspondence.