DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the message’s header 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 actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The prime function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widely spread 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 example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will reach any audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and as long as this precondition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will guarantee a higher security level for your online correspondence.