DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning alert that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting 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 encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you register through your new account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps rising each year and very often fake addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to bother about that.