DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to each message sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email service providers. This technology will increase your web security markedly and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption 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 have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, 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

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated server package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and in case this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this option, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your e-correspondence.