DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails 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 Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS 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 added to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this functionality, since it will ensure a much higher level of security for your online correspondence.