DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will allow you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since 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 email message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to increase every year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to worry about that.