DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated person or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption 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 will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and as long as this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name 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 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of protection for your online correspondence.