DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to every email sent from an email address under a certain domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with edited content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will strengthen your worldwide web security immensely and you will know for sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be bogus may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary 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 if you decide to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and as long as this requirement is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher security level for your e-correspondence.