DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to prevent the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you send are legitimate and have not been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS 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 resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam email messages keeps rising every year and rather often fake addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not have to bother about that.