DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to every email sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued based on a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will heighten your online safety enormously and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be marked as such or may never end up in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a web hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be sent to any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your online presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and as long as this condition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your electronic correspondence.