DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each email sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will enhance your online safety dramatically and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be marked as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send credible e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps growing each year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.