DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP mail 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 changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This approach will heighten your online safety greatly and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is authentic. When you send out emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails 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 global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All 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 clients can benefit from this feature, as it will ensure a much higher level of security for your email communication.