DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an e-signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This approach will boost your online safety greatly and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send out emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be counterfeit may either be tagged as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send credible messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up 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 our company and if this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will ensure a higher level of security for your e-communication.