DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outgoing mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will enhance your online safety enormously and you will know for sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a web hosting account from our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the essence of your online presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this prerequisite is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this service, since it will ensure a much higher level of security for your electronic correspondence.