DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by adding an e-signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a certain domain. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the SMTP email server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This technology will enhance your online safety substantially and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send out messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created 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 activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you pick one of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps growing every year and rather frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to bother about that.