DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been edited in some way. The essential purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the email messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, 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 so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and if this precondition is matched, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added 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 DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a much higher security level for your e-communication.