DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The chief purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of spam messages keeps growing each year and quite frequently false email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.