DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this condition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this feature, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your online correspondence.