DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or server. An electronic signature is added to the email message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been altered in any way. The chief job of DKIM is to stop the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will reach any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your online presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and in case this precondition is answered, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a higher security level for your electronic communication.