DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or individual. An e-signature is added to the message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The main task of DKIM is to impede the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and if this condition is met, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a much higher security level for your online correspondence.