DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each email sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will boost your worldwide web safety markedly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any audience without being denied and no one will be able to send messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and if this requirement is matched, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this option, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your email communication.