DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that is available on the SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by mail service providers. This approach will heighten your online security immensely and you will know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out 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, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps growing each year and very frequently spoofed addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to worry about that.