DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email headers from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email providers. This technology will strengthen your web security substantially and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you opt for any of the semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required 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 DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages continues to increase every year and quite often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to worry about that.