DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails the check may be removed or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name 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 trustable messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and as long as this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this option, since it will ensure a much higher protection level for your email communication.