DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or person. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS 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 contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you opt for any of the semi-dedicated hosting service offered by our company, 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 innovative cloud platform will create all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed 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 DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of spam messages keeps rising each year and quite frequently false addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to worry about that.