DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is checked by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the check may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you opt for one of the semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps increasing each year and rather frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.