DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a certain domain name. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email service providers. This approach will heighten your worldwide web safety substantially and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be forged may either be marked as such or may never be delivered to the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages 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 global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send out trustworthy emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and if this condition is met, a private cryptographic 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 with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your electronic communication.