DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and as long as this precondition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a higher level of protection for your electronic correspondence.