DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email validation 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 emails that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the examination may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature 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 only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and in case this condition is matched, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a higher protection level for your e-communication.