DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have 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 platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 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 web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this precondition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this service, as it will guarantee a much higher security level for your electronic communication.