DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email headers from being forged 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 name. The signature is published on the basis of a private key that’s available on the SMTP 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 changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This approach will increase your online security substantially and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource 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 activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and in case this precondition is matched, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher level of safety for your email communication.