DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every message sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that’s available on the outbound email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will strengthen your worldwide web safety markedly and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end 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 records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send out trustworthy messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and as long as this prerequisite is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global 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 forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your email communication.