DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way 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 added or removed. This validation system will boost your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails the examination may be erased or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages 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 global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and in case this requirement is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your email correspondence.