DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The main job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with an alert that most likely it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DKIM will also provide you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email 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 global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you pick any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the required records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created 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 every time you send a new message, it will include our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages continues to grow every year and quite frequently fake addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to bother about that.