DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, since you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose one of the semi-dedicated plans that we are offering, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam messages continues to increase every year and rather often spoofed addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to bother about that.