DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The chief job of DKIM is to hinder the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and as long as this condition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher level of safety for your e-correspondence.