DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to every message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that is available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This approach will increase your web safety noticeably and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and provided that this condition is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this service, since it will ensure a higher safety level for your online communication.