DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with modified content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will boost your web security immensely and you will be sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email 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 global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send trustable email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to grow each year and quite frequently spoofed addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not have to worry about that.