DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been changed in some way. The fundamental function of DKIM is to block the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send credible e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated 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 create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your online correspondence.