DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to every email sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email service providers. This method will strengthen your online safety considerably and you will be sure that any message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you opt for one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our innovative cloud platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to grow every year and quite frequently bogus email addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to worry about that.