DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an electronic signature to every email message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email service providers. This approach will strengthen your web safety enormously and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains 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 validation system will enable you to send trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a much higher security level for your electronic correspondence.