DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policies, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes 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 activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and in case this prerequisite is met, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will ensure a much higher security level for your online communication.