DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is added to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes 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 enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out credible messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you opt for one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam messages continues to rise every year and quite often fake addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not need to worry about that.