DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end 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 system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated service offered by us, you’ll be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since 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 every time you send a new message, it will carry our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps rising every year and rather frequently forged email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to worry about that.