DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching a digital signature to every email message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with modified content or a forged sender can be spotted by email service providers. This method will strengthen your worldwide web safety tremendously and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created 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 have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send trustworthy messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and if this requirement is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this option, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your electronic correspondence.