DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the SMTP mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will boost your web safety enormously and you will be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send trustable e-mail 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 will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and as long as this condition is met, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher protection level for your electronic correspondence.