DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authorized individual or server. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition 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 email messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains 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 enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed 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 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 have our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk emails continues to increase every year and rather often bogus 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.