DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to every email sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This approach will strengthen your online safety enormously and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is a genuine one. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private 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 activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send credible messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 choose to purchase a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and provided that this condition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a higher level of security for your online communication.