DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an email has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email 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 message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will reach any audience without being discarded and no one will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you opt for any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain name that you add to your new account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps increasing every year and rather frequently spoofed email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to bother about that.