DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued 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 tell if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out trustable email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web 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 won’t need to configure 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 on our end and if this requirement is met, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system 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 third parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this service, as it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your electronic correspondence.