DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. 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 received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will increase your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you pick any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud platform will set up all the needed records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of junk email messages continues to grow every year and very often spoofed addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to bother about that.