DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send credible emails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge 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 record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam messages keeps growing every year and quite often phony addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.