DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

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

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a higher safety level for your e-correspondence.