DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation system will boost your email security, as you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails the test may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource 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 includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and in case this precondition is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a higher level of security for your e-correspondence.