DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This authentication system will increase your email security, since you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the test may be removed or may appear in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud platform will set up all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain 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 system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam emails keeps increasing every year and rather often false email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.