DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The main function of DKIM is to avert the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you add to your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps increasing every year and rather frequently false email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to worry about that.