DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages 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 global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages 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

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and if this prerequisite is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this functionality, as it will ensure a higher security level for your electronic communication.