DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam 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, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a notification that most likely it’s not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DKIM will also give you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement 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 mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send out credible emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails continues to rise each year and very often forged email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to worry about that.