DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The essential function of DKIM is to avert the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t 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 resource records to be managed on our end and in case this precondition is matched, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this feature, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your electronic communication.