DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or mail server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The primary task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede 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 doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS 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 includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send trustable messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your brand new account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails continues to increase every year and very frequently forged addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.