DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will boost your email safety, since you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the given 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 mail 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 will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd 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 hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and as long as this condition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name 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 service, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your online communication.