DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The primary purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread 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 match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning note that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of spam messages keeps increasing each year and quite often phony email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t need to bother about that.