DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An electronic signature is added to the message’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread scam and spam 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 instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select any of the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our avant-garde cloud hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to increase every year and rather frequently counterfeit addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to worry about that.