DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will enhance your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send out credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you register through your new account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk messages continues to grow each year and rather often spoofed email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to worry about that.