DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will heighten your email security, as you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails the check may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send trustable emails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your new account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of spam email messages keeps increasing each year and quite often false addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to worry about that.