DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread spam and scam messages, 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and in case this prerequisite is met, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your online communication.