DKIM, which is short 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 a digital signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is issued based on a private key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will strengthen your online security noticeably and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important if the type of your web presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk messages keeps rising every year and rather frequently false addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to worry about that.