DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages 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 DNS 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 trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you pick any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk messages continues to rise each year and rather often fake addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t have to worry about that.