DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to every message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private key that’s available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will enhance your worldwide web security markedly and you will be sure that any email sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send out emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and if this requirement is answered, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this functionality, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your online communication.