DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or person. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been changed in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , provided that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will reach any target audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send out messages forging your email addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated service that we offer, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic 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 message, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of junk email messages keeps rising each year and rather frequently spoofed addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t have to bother about that.