DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in some way. The main function of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified on their way.

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 yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send credible email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter 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 Servers

All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and provided that this requirement is met, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-correspondence.