DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is generated based on a private key that’s available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This technology will boost your worldwide web security tremendously and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and in case this precondition is matched, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource 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 fake any address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher safety level for your email communication.