DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting 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 encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages 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 choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you register through your brand new account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud web hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since 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 every time you send a new message, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages continues to increase every year and quite often phony email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to worry about that.