DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you opt for one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of spam emails continues to increase every year and very often spoofed addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to bother about that.