DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header 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 validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The principal purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning alert that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails 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 DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering, you’ll be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of junk email messages continues to rise each year and quite often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t have to worry about that.