DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email authentication system will boost your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails the test may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and as long as this requirement is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a higher level of security for your electronic communication.