DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each email message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the SMTP server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email service providers. This method will heighten your web safety tremendously and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be bogus may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this precondition is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create 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 partners or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your email communication.