DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send credible messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select one of the semi-dedicated service that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since 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 every time you send out a new message, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps rising each year and quite frequently fake addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.