DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email authentication system will boost your email security, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT 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 enable you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps rising each year and quite often counterfeit email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t need to bother about that.