DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will enhance your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the examination may be erased or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail 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 DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to use this type of hosting, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is matched, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your email correspondence.