DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic 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 whether its content has been edited in some way. The main task of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DKIM will also supply you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created 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 have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and as long as this precondition is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will guarantee a higher level of safety for your e-communication.