DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is quite important if the type of your web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and if this prerequisite is satisfied, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a much higher level of safety for your online correspondence.