DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An electronic signature is added to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The main function of DKIM is to block the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send credible e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and as long as this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this feature, as it will ensure a much higher level of protection for your email correspondence.