DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and provided that this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher security level for your electronic correspondence.