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 given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send credible emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you opt for any of the semi-dedicated hosting service offered by our company, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public 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 message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of spam emails keeps rising each year and very often counterfeit email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to bother about that.